Donald Deane has held a variety of jobs, including college English teacher, newspaper reporter/editor, internet project manager, dishwasher and dogcatcher. He now writes exclusively and has contributed to AOL TV and Moviefone among others.
Rhode Island Mom Goes Berserk and Attacks News Crew
On Tuesday, an enraged mother in Providence, Rhode Island attacked a news crew when they showed up to interview her about the shooting of her daughter at a graduation party. As a result, she was charged with two counts of felony assault. So much for breaking the cycle of violence.
Miss Universe Canada Crowns Wrong Contestant Due to Typo
In what has to be one of the cruelest things to ever happen due to a typo, 26-year-old Denise Garrido of Ontario reigned as the new Miss Universe Canada for a full 24 hours before being informed that she hadn't actually won the competition. Turns out, judges miscalculated and she came in fourth, not first.
Etch A Sketch Inventor Dies at Age 86
Andre Cassagnes, the man responsible for inventing the venerable Etch A Sketch, a toy that inspired countless children ever since it was introduced in 1960, has died at age 86 in France.
Allstate’s 2013 Super Bowl Commercial: ‘Mayhem’ Unleashes a Reign of Historical Terror
Allstate's 2013 Super Bowl commercial with the familiar and hilarious "Mayhem" character, which will air during Super Bowl 47, may be one of the greatest Super Bowl commercials ever.
Fortune-Telling Camel Predicts Ravens Will Win Super Bowl
After Teddy the talking porcupine correctly predicted the winner of the 2012 Super Bowl, we decided never to scoff at a fortune-telling animal again. So, when we heard that a clairvoyant camel had peered into the future and determined the winner of this year's game, we were all ears.
MIT Student Invents Ice That Tattles on Binge Drinkers
When it comes to ice, we only want it to do one thing -- make our drinks cold. We certainly don't want it to snitch to our friends after we've had one too many. But a MIT student has invented exactly that -- digital ice that monitors how quickly someone is drinking and sends out an alert when they've hit their limit.
New Facebook App Will Help You Find Out Who Gave You the Flu
After last year's flu season, which health officials say was one of the mildest in the past 30 years, the illness is back with a vengeance. Well, if you're unlucky enough to currently have the flu, at least a new Facebook app can help track down the diseased jerk who gave it to you in the first place.
Happy 20th Birthday, Text Messaging!
Although it became a widely used form of communication only recently, texting is actually a decades-old technology. In fact, it celebrated its 20th birthday on Monday, which makes it older than most of the kids who use it. OMG!
Santa Has a Beard Fail While Descending from Mall Ceiling
In the U.K., Santa got his beard stuck while rappelling down from the ceiling of a mall and dangled there helplessly for half an hour until someone freed him. Old Saint Nick may be hundreds of years old, but he really needs to work on making an entrance.
Google Steals Christmas, Deletes Entire Month of December from App
Find yourself wishing the holidays were over already? Well, thanks to a bug in the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, the month of December has been canceled altogether. Is Google the new Grinch?
10 Restaurants From Movies and TV Shows You Can Visit
Location, as the saying goes, is everything. And for those looking to recapture a bit of movie or TV magic, you can do no better than visiting a restaurant, diner or bar that appeared onscreen. We can't speak to the food or service at these places, but they give you the best opportunity to nosh in the footsteps of your favorite characters.